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Thursday, June 14, 2007

On the Street.......Lafayette St, Downtown

the patent leather shoes are the perfect finish

Comments on "On the Street.......Lafayette St, Downtown"


Blogger will anderson said ... (7:09 AM) : 

this guy is really sharp. nice shot. i just like the overall impression, without being overly impressed with any one item. i dont think the shape of his glasses really do his face any favors. something smaller and more interesting would put this guy over the top. but he is really impressive.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:47 AM) : 

On the contrary, I think those frames help complete his 'hip' late 60's jazz look. he looks like he belongs on stage with miles davis or art blakey! I wish i were that cool...


Blogger Zach said ... (8:50 AM) : 

I dig this alot! This is what makes this blog so great, an example of how to look stylish on daily basis. I get the impression this is an everyday kind of guy. none of his garments look like they could be exhorbitantly expensive. real style for real people. the glasses i think are whimsical and great they add a little funk the whole look, which has a jazzy (the shoes, fedora) modish (piped polo, slim pants) feel. slick!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:54 AM) : 

Love this look, proper cool.
I personally like the Cazal type glasses, gives a nice old school touch that fits in well with this look.


Blogger Jessica Quirk said ... (9:24 AM) : 

I dig it too. THIS is the New York I love.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:49 AM) : 

Ohh love him. Very chic and has a kind of cool prof look, very Left Bank Paris! Very stylish. Also interesting it is a kind of no-season/all-season attire. The hat, the glasses, jacket, shoes, top, pants a perfect ensemble.


Blogger Karen E. said ... (9:53 AM) : 

Sart, sometime you should check out Philadelphia's African American men-on-the-street for the finest summertime dressing this side of Munich. Dapper straw hats, pressed (but relaxed) linen shirts and shorts, and the right shoes make for some impressive sightings. Philly has great style.


Blogger Neil MacLean said ... (9:57 AM) : 

seemingly effortless style.. I like when people just "fit" what they're wearing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:07 AM) : 

It's fine, I could do without seeing jokey glasses on anyone ever again, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 AM) : 

Thelonious Monk redux! Soft pine-dark green over that blue with white piping. That's as bold and unexpected as a cluster chord, and every bit as cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 AM) : 

sart, i think your blog has done more to advance the cause of wearing hats (and riding bicycles, probably) than any ad campaign or fashion show could possibly have achieved!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 AM) : 

Now that is one cool guy. I agree about the shoes- they add that final finger snap!


Blogger simplyolive said ... (11:05 AM) : 

everything is perfect. nothing else to say...


Blogger Brett Svatek said ... (11:33 AM) : 

I think the word is "hep". Nicely done...I hope he plays some type of instrument to back up the look.


Blogger Bexia said ... (12:00 PM) : 

Lovely. Sexy. Smart. Interesting. Flattering. Perfect.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 PM) : 

For me, what really makes this work is the contrast of textures--muted softness of the felt hat and the (velvet?) jacket and the shirt, glossy hardness of the patent leather shoes. Nicely done--I wish I could mix casual and elegant so well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:18 PM) : 

I agree with Zachary.
This is the kind of observation designers should make. So everyday in its simplicity, yet perfectly put toghether. Very well done sir!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 PM) : 

Is he the singer from TV on the Radio? They're from Brooklyn. The style sense is consistent, and the charisma that comes through in this pic reminds me of that singer...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:14 PM) : 

Now THAT'S New York. Superb!


Blogger Elizabeth said ... (2:17 PM) : 

How does he manage to make that polo shirt look so cool?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:19 PM) : 

I agree with -b. He looks like he belongs on a Blue Note album cover. Very cool. He's the envy of the ball.


Blogger Tri said ... (3:44 PM) : 

coolest cat in town? probably. Argh, I just love the dark hues he used. ooh, the pose. yes. Even the facial grooming is perfect, for him.



Blogger Introspective said ... (3:53 PM) : 

that's Beans! he's been an important (and always stylish) part of New York' progressive underground Hip Hop scene for over 10 years.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:06 PM) : 

He's so cool I want to slap him for the unfairness of it all.

Don't know if he tried to dress this way on purpose, but it works for him.



Blogger MacGuffin said ... (4:09 PM) : 

I wish I could wear a hat like that. Very cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:08 PM) : 

now that's not fashion, that's STYLE


Blogger Amy Kim Kibuishi said ... (6:25 PM) : 

Love the classy hat~!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:58 PM) : 

anonymous 12:55.....ditto.

at first glance his style screamed (with joy and passion like a tvotr concert):

lead singer, tv on the radio!

whether we are both correct remains a mystery.


Blogger mayim said ... (8:28 PM) : 



Blogger Blaise said ... (9:28 PM) : 

you have to stop and take a good look at him to actually appreciate how well put-together his outfit is.. I agree with the shoes..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 PM) : 

I can't help but hear a soundtrack when I look at that photo

effortless yet exquisite


Blogger glaceyeux said ... (11:36 PM) : 

perfectly debonaire


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:31 AM) : 

it's beans, i used to work with him. Also always run into him around astor place.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 AM) : 

It's not Tunde from TVOTR-but he has a similar funky elegance. Photos like this are exactly why I check out the Sartorialist every day!


Blogger Sam said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Smooth like Kaopectate!


Blogger Cut of cloth said ... (4:42 PM) : 

Some men may look cool...
Some men may look slick...
But one can always tell a
the shine
on his shoes
This is one
Very Stylish Guy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:36 AM) : 

Pat' leather rocks!


Blogger Bel said ... (4:44 AM) : 

Please tell me he was was holding a trumpet behind his back!? This guy is smokin or in the words of Beyonce (I think)....this guy is Crazy! Sexy! Cool! ;oP


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:16 AM) : 

great shot.
when you see a classy fella like this you often have to stop and imagine what type of life they live..


Blogger martinloetscher said ... (2:57 PM) : 

This is my men Michael Olu from London! When you are interessted in the essence of style then you just found at least one substance of it! He's the founder and director of the Kilimanjaro magazine. Check it out on


Blogger Mire' abu-simiug said ... (12:18 PM) : 

just the overall look is amazingly
effortless and the simplicity.... speaks volumes.

"fierce"...and loving it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:30 PM) : 

one word......"EFFORTLESS"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:02 PM) : 

One of my all time favourites! The shiny shoes are an amazing contrast to the corduroy jacket. Glasses remind me of those Ezekiel glasses. He simply manages to look causal and chic at the same time. And not in that way of opening an extra button on your shirt... great!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 PM) : 

oh wow this guy looks so well put together without any effort!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 

Wonderful shot. Every single piece is great, but together it's unbeatable. I especially love that hat.


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